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Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBT equality-rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States. According to the HRC, it has more than one million members and supporters. Its current president is Chad Griffin.

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After year of losses, National Organization for Marriage ends 2012 with $2M deficit

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
NOM President Brian Brown at a "protect marriage" rally.
WASHINGTON – The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) continues to struggle financially as its losses at the U.S. Supreme Court and in states across the country pile up. [...]

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NOM refuses to release tax documents as required by law

Monday, November 18, 2013
Brian Brown
WASHINGTON -- Representatives from two LGBT advocacy groups were told Friday and again Monday by staff at the National Organization for Marriage's Washington D.C. office, that its required federal tax returns for 2012 were not available. [...]

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Judge orders disclosure of documents relating to flawed gay parenting study

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Mark Regnerus
A Florida state court judge on Tuesday ordered the University of Central Florida to turn over records related to the publication of a debunked 2012 study conducted by Mark Regnerus that demonizes gay and lesbian parents. [...]

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Advocacy groups issue hospital guide for treating transgender patients

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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A group of LGBT advocacy organizations have jointly released a unique, groundbreaking publication to provide guidance to U.S. hospitals seeking to improve health care for transgender patients. [...]

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Celebrities join t-shirt protest of Russia’s anti-gay law

Monday, November 4, 2013
HRC From left: Jamie Lee Curtis, Wentworth Miller, and Jason Collins
NEW YORK -- Actors Jonah Hill, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell are among a batch of celebrities donning Russian-language "Love Conquers Hate" T-shirts to show support for gays in Russia alarmed by a new law banning pro-gay "propaganda." [...]

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HRC needs to engage more with the LGBT community rather than policymakers

Friday, October 25, 2013
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This past summer, I was a Family Project intern of the Human Rights Campaign. Depending on who I’m talking to at Yale, that sentence can serve as a coming-out statement on various levels. Aside from my friends who are conservative in their attitudes on same-sex marriage, I have progressive friends [...]

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Advocacy groups: CDC must revise cancer screening policy for transgender women

Friday, October 18, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Two leading LGBT advocacy groups on Friday called on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to "investigate and change any discriminatory guidelines" that deny federally subsidized breast cancer screenings for transgender women. [...]

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The four most important things I learned during my first year of transition

Saturday, October 5, 2013
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I’ve never revealed any personal details of my life in articles that I’ve written for publication. Mainly because I didn’t feel that they were relevant to the topics at hand. However, because it's pride season here in Orlando, it seems like an appropriate time to mention the fact that I’m [...]

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Biden cancels speech at LGBT event amid government shutdown

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Joe Biden
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is canceling a speech to an influential gay rights group because of the government shutdown. [...]

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Joe Biden to headline Human Rights Campaign annual gala

Sunday, September 29, 2013
Joe Biden
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden is set to deliver the keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner next month. [...]

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